ERIC Number: ED127193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Multiplication and Motion: MINNEMAST Coordinated Mathematics - Science Series, Unit 25.
Bray, Edmund C.; Redin, Paul
This volume is the twenty-fifth in a series of 29 coordinated MINNEMAST units in mathematics and science for kindergarten and the primary grades. Intended for use by third-grade teachers, this unit guide provides a summary and overview of the unit, a list of materials needed, and descriptions of three groups of activities. The purposes and procedures for each activity are discussed. Examples of questions and discussion topics are given, and in several cases ditto masters, stories for reading aloud, and other instructional materials are included in the book. In this unit, data collected in foot racing and car racing activities are graphed on grids and properties of the graphs are examined. The idea of slope is used to motivate an introduction to multiplication. Multiplication as repeated addition is reviewed, as is the relationship between arrays and multiplication. A "multiplication machine" and cards for use in a multiplication game are provided. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experimental Curriculum, Graphs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Multiplication, Primary Education, Process Education, Science Education, Units of Study
MINNEMAST, Minnemath Center, 720 Washington Ave., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Minnesota School Mathematics and Science Center.